Catholics & Muslims: History, Theology, Encounters: Part 2: “Mary & Muslims: Bridge or Barrier?”
The 1965 Vatican II document Nostra Aetate encouraged Catholics and Muslims to “forget the past” and focus on a more positive future together, one based on dialogue and cooperation. Since then, Catholics at all levels, from popes to parishioners, have heeded this call. However, the complicated, centuries-long history of Christian-Muslim relations demands attention. Instead of “forgetting the past,” Catholics need to revisit this history, both on their own and with their Muslim partners.
Join us this summer for a webinar series on the history of encounter between Catholics and Muslims. In this series, we will examine Nicholas of Cusa’s approach to the Qur’an; the history of Mary as a bridge or barrier in Christian relations with Muslims; and St. Francis and Pope Francis as models of fraternal encounter.
No preparation is necessary, and participants can attend according to their availability.
Sponsored and Organized by:
- Nova Forum for Catholic Thought (University of Southern California)
- Saint Benedict Institute (Holland, MI)
- St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center (Madison, WI)
- The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University (Chicago)
- Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies and the Encountering Islam Initiative at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)